TPR10: Implementing the Google Search Appliance

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Carmine Granucci, Yale University

Yale purchased their search appliance about 2 years ago. Because of the load (500,000 pages), they decided to go with the appliance vs. the mini.

Price: $20,000 for 1,000,000 pages + extra for 24/7 support.

The administration pages look exactly the same as our google mini box. Collections and front ends look the same. Right now, Yale is using many different front ends. Then he talks a bit about collisions with keywords and synonyms.

One Box: Allows you to insert add-ons with other systems.

  • His example is blackboard, which is an interesting idea. Keyword blackboard would bring up specialized content from BB.
  • It could also work with the staff directory. If a staff members name is used – the first result could show a row from the staff directory.

Each time you renew the license your get a new box. In other words, you are just buying a new system.

There was some new stuff just released Oct 11:

  • Search as you type
  • Do it yourself keymatch


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